CFS: CoreFirst Strategies for Optimum Function
- Date: March 4, 2016 to March 6, 2016
- Location: Nebraska Methodist College- The Josie Harper Campus, Reilly Leinhart Building, 1st Floor PTA Lab 1069 and Classroom 1070, 720 N. 87th St, Omaha, NE 68114
Methodist Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Cost: $375 with promo code: 220off
CoreFirstTM Strategies presents a methodical and unique functional assessment and treatment program for spine patients. The CFS approach, originated and developed by Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, trains the therapist to directly correlate an evaluation of the patient's base of support, alignment, and Lumbar Protective Mechanism to the patient's motor activation and strength response. Building on this assessment, the participant is trained in five principles to enhance efficient posture, movement, and the automatic-not volitional-activation of the core stabilizers. These principles serve as a kinesthetic checklist for patients during ADL such as sitting and lifting. To complete this dynamic approach to active functional rehabilitation, the therapist is trained in a progressive functional exercise program which addresses flexibility, coordination, strength, stability, and functional movement patterns. The course includes an extensive manual with over 200 photos of posture, movement, and exercise.
Participant will be able to:
- Become proficient in three IPA Functional Tests which provide immediate objective data to the therapist and the patient as to the efficiency of the patient's alignment related to function and pain.
- Learn principles of acute care, positioning, and CoreFirstTM principles of posture and movement which empower a patient to be independent in ADL.
- Acquire the understanding and knowledge to design an appropriate and challenging exercise program that meets the individual needs of each patient for activation of the core, strength, endurance, and motor control.
**Specific detailed agenda can be distributed by request**
Instructor TBA from Institute of Physical Art.
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